Best Linux Server Distro for Compatibility

By ekodnar ·
Hi there! I am a newer programmer looking to setup a basic server for some website hosting practice. The machine I have to work with is an:
rel 1998.
CPU: Pentium III @ 550 MHz
2gb ram DIMM 168 pin
HDD Ultra Wide SCSI @ 7200 rpm
Am I asking the right questions? If not please let me know and ill refine the question to the best of my ability
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Since this is for practice,

by wizard57m-cnet Moderator In reply to Best Linux Server Distro ...

and the machine is definitely past its prime, you may have a tough time finding an easy Linux to install on it. BUT, take a look at Slackware, it's been around since almost the beginning, and is well supported. May require a bit of "getting your hands dirty", meaning you'll be doing quite a bit by hand, but once you get it going, it is very stable.
Other alternatives would be maybe something along the lines of Puppy Linux. There are various "flavors" (Debian, 'Buntu, Slackware...I like Slacko Puppy myself) and these can be installed and ran from CD or USB thumbdrive, as a "live distro", to see if they are compatible with your hardware.
Good luck!

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Many different Linux OS

by Web Hosting UK In reply to Since this is for practic ...

Here at Web Hosting UK ( we use CentOS for servers but they is many different Linux distributions.

I would try a few of them and then decide which you want to use.

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Best Linux Server Distro

by hostechs1 In reply to Best Linux Server Distro ...

Latest Centos7 is Good for Web hosting.

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